Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


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Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Cliff Cunningham: Principal Investigator
Duke University 130 Science Drive Durham, NC US 27708
+1 919 660 7356
cliff@duke.edu

David Eggleston: Principal Investigator
NC State University 303 College Circle Morehead City, NC US 27695
+1 919 515 7840
eggleston@ncsu.edu

Ruoying He: Principal Investigator
North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC US 27695
+1 919 513 0249
rhe@ncsu.edu

Svetlana Maslakova: Principal Investigator
University of Oregon P.O. BOX 5389 Charleston, OR US 97420
+1 541 888 2581 ext. 309
svetlana@uoregon.edu

Cindy Van Dover: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Duke University Marine Laboratory 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd Beaufort, NC US 28516
+1 252 504 7655
clv3@duke.edu

Craig Young: Principal Investigator
University of Oregon Oregon Institute of Marine Biology P.O. BOX 5389 Charleston, OR US 97420
+1 541 888 2581 ext. 299
cmyoung@uoregon.edu

Departure: May 21, 2014

Morehead City NC

Arrival: Jun 14, 2014

Woods Hole MA

Operations Area

Atlantic Margin - site locations shared with WHOI as xlsx file
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: 200 / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

The primary objective of the SeepC Project is to advance our general knowledge of connectivity in the deep sea using taxa found at seeps as model systems. The focus is on species and processes occurring in the Intra-American Sea (including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and eastern seaboard of the US), with attention to oceanographic circulation, life histories, and genetics.  Questions that apply in shallow-water systems motivate this study:

  1. What phylogeographic breaks occur in the system? It is important to distinguish between phylogeography and connectivity.  A phylogeographic break implies a long history of isolation or possibly cryptic speciation, while genetic population structure indicates gene flow is reduced, but still ongoing or recent. 
  2. Do collections from different sites indicate a panmictic population of a given species?  This is the fundamental question about connectivity and the scale of population genetic variation in marine species with planktonic larvae and it comprises extent of gene flow, directionality, and relative contributions.
  3. What bio-physical processes underlie observed connectivities?  Biological processes (e.g., larval distributions in the water column, timing of reproduction, and planktonic larval duration) and physical processes of transport and dispersion interact to determine connectivity.

Our efforts include improving the oceanographic model for the IAS near the seabed using current data from moorings at several depths and locations and coupling this model to a Lagrangian larval transport model.  We stress the importance of iterative interactions among the science teams to advance our understanding of connectivity in the deep sea through descriptive and hypothesis-driven research.   We will develop effective and best methods for hypothesis testing under the constraints of working in a relatively inaccessible environment and will build capacity in understanding connectivity in deep-sea systems.

Science Activities

1) Two mooring recoveries
2) Alvin seep sampling
mussels, clams, tubeworms, and associated animals; targeting at least 30 individuals per species (manips, net, slurp); carbonates
3) Sentry plankton sampling 
4) MOCNESS tows
5) Sentry high-resolution mapping 
6) 
CTD casts
7) XBTs
8) Shipboard acoustics (methane plumes)


Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
Meeting Notes: an initial teleconference is scheduled for 13 Jan, 1500-1700 with WHOI operators

Stations:

  MC853_1075 m
  Distance: 165
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 28° 7.6’ N
  Longitude: 89° 8.5’ W

  GC234_540 m
  Distance: 115
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 27° 44.7’ N
  Longitude: 91° 13.3’ W

  Brine Pool_650 m
  Distance: 3
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 27° 43.4’ N
  Longitude: 91° 16.5’ W

  Alaminos Canyon_2213 m
  Distance: 195
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 26° 21.27’ N
  Longitude: 94° 29.9’ W

  Gulfport
  Distance: 425
  Days: 1
  Latitude:
  Longitude:

  DC583_2445 m
  Distance: 148
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 28° 23.1’ N
  Longitude: 87° 23.3’ W

  Florida Escarpment_3288 m
  Distance: 192
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 26° 1.8’ N
  Longitude: 84° 54.9’ W

  St Pete
  Distance: 172
  Days: null
  Latitude:
  Longitude:

Supporting documentation:

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 1031050

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Other Science Vans:

Shipboard Equipment

Fume Hood
Multibeam
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Deionized Water System
Navigation - Position
Science Underway Seawater System

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

Mocness
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors

CTD TEAM: PLEASE BE SURE THE INSTRUMENTS YOU NEED ARE IDENTIFIED

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Climate Controlled Walk-in
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Scientific Walk-in Freezer
Storage Notes: NB: We would like two walk-in spaces temperature controlled, one set a the ambient temperaure at 450 m, the other set at near-freezing. I.e., both at refrigerator T (7C, 3-4C). I checked the 'walk-in freezer' as the place holder for these two walk-in needs.  We will supply temperatures.

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no

Navigation

GPS
USBL
Navigation Notes: For navigation and maps, we defer a final decision until consultation with the Alvin and Sentry operators.  There is a lot of high resolution mapping already completed for the GoM; we need to discover how to find the right type of files and would value advice.
Winch Notes: We will recover moorings; MOORING TEAM, please complete this section.

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Winch Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

Slip ring required? no
Non-standard wire required? no
Traction winch required? no
Science Van 1
Type/size: Sentry Tool Van Location: Main Deck port side
Water: none Power:yes
Science Van 2
Type/size: Sentry Vehicle Van Location: 01 deck
Water: none Power:none

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes Details: MOORING TEAM: Please request the BIG POWER acoustic release command box!

3/1/14 - eb.
* WHOI Mooring Group is lending two "8011-M" deck boxes for this cruise.   Delivery in May before mobe.

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: no Identify 
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities

Explosive Devices:no Portable Air Compressors:no Flammable Gases:no Small Boat Operations:no SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yesDescribe deployment method and quantity:
We will use small volumes of formalin and alcohol to preserve specimens.

CRAIG YOUNG: Add your larval trap chemicals

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yesSpecialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
MOCNESS, SENTRYOther required equipment and special needs:

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?invertebrates - the usual: mussels, clams, tube worms, shrimp, snails, etc null null null

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?yes
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?no
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?no

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?yes

Vehicle Equipment

Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
CTD
Large capacity slurp samplers: multi-chamber
Scoop nets
Push corers (12-pack rack)
Small capacity slurp samplers

Elevators

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?no
If yes, how many would you anticipate?

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin yes
Has this equipment been used on Alvin before? no
Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
hydrophone: D Eggleston is PI and will provide info; Sentry notes.
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? yes
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? no
Pressure housing schematic with dimensions and include air and water weights.
Air weight of this equipment?
Water weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin? no
Voltage required null
Power required
Data Interface
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? no
Please provide power and comms specifics, wiring diagram, pinout, and wiring harness in advance of the cruise.
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? no
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? no
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? no
If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:
If yes, will the equipment be disconnected from the vehicle and left in situ? no
How long will the deployment be?
Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle? no
Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment? no
If yes, please describe this equipment:
Does this equipment use any glass spheres for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? no
Does the equipment have an associated computer or control panel for remote operation from the personnel sphere? no
Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere? no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
We are very interested in conducting two dives per day at the shallow sites (Brine Pool and GC234).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DAYS ON STATION ARE NOT FINALIZED
Navy Clearance:
Granted 05/16/14:
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 26-22N 94-31W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 26-21N 94-30W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 26-21N 94-29W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-39N 88-22W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-34N 88-30W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-43N 91-16W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-43N 91-17W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 28-23N 87-23W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-38N 92-17W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-37N 92-29W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-37N 92-15W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-45N 91-13W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-49N 91-32W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-56N 90-28W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-07N 91-10W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 28-08N 89-08W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 29-11N 88-01W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 29-06N 88-23W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 26-02N 84-55W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 26-41N 91-40W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-20N 92-22W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.
WITHIN 6 NM RADIUS OF 27-06N 92-37W DURING PERIOD 211200Z MAY THRU 142300Z JUN 14.

Scientific Instrumentation for AUV Sentry



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?plankton samples, imagery, bathymetry science-supplied hydrophone; self-logging; RT data? orientation? no power requirement; Dave Eggleston will follow-up with Eric Benway null null

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?no
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?yes
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?yes

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?yes
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV AbeSentry no
Has this equipment been used on AbeSentry before? no
Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? no
Has the pressure case been tested to the anticipated depth of deployment?& no
Pressure housing schematic with dimensions and include air and water weights.
Air weight of this equipment?
Water weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? no
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Sentry User Manual? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
priority:

1) plankton sampling; close to bottom, below permanent thermocline 3.5 to 100 mab with bottom lock; hi freq dvl for 1 m to 0.5 m to 180m; >180 m, no external reference; needs ship overhead; nb, MOCNESS every other night

2) FE wall

low priority: std hi-res mapping tasks

SENTRY SPACE: hydrolab or aft section of lab; two vans

Data: new camera - 10X resolution
supply 1 copy of data; need right kind of hard drive; 2-8 terabytes of data; pro-rate boxes
data formatting; ntsf preferred, mac and pc 

Night ops: handy for launch and recovery; must be covered by workmen's comp.

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:

United States (Gulfport, MS)

Master:  R/V Ship Name
Attn:  Scientist's Name
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 432-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  John Chaulk
Cell:  (251) 379-6597

Contact:  Robert Stewart
Cell:  (251) 232-2793


Shipments of up to 200 lbs may be sent to the address above.  All shipments over 200 pounds should be scheduled to arrive while the ship is in port and directed to the address below.   The agent must be notified of all shipments.

Port of Gulfport address:

Master:  R/V Ship Name
C/O SSA Stevedoring
Atten:  Scientist's Name
Mississippi State Port at Gulfport
1000 30th Avenue
West Pier
Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport
Gulfport, MS   39501

WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and WHOI contacts.

United States (St. Petersburg / Tampa, FL)

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o Fillette Green Shipping Services Corp.
3333 West Kennedy Blvd., Suite 207
Tampa, FL 33609

Phone: (813) 348-1481
Fax: (813) 348-1400

Email: tpa@fillettegreen.com


Contacts: Christian Pundsack, General Manager, Mobile: (813) 356-8744
                 Jozef Pachcinski, Operations Manager, Mobile: (813) 624-3954
                 Jorge Calderone, Agent, Mobile: (813) 356-8740

Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipment information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and WHOI contacts

Please use the following address for all shipments of 40 pounds or over to St. Petersburg and note that Forward Air (Hasty Air leases space from Forward Air) closes at noon on Saturday and is closed on Sunday.

R/V Ship Name
Attn:  Scientist's Name
Hasty Air Freight, Inc. 
c/o Forward Air
7010 Benjamin Road, Suite 110
Tampa, Florida 33634

Phone:  (813) 960-7442
FAX:    813-960-2313

E-MAIL:  hastyair@hastyairfreight.com

Contacts:  Dennis: 813-917-6811 - mobile
                 Derek: 813-917-6812 - mobile
                 Mary Ann – Accounting: 813-917-6804- mobile

 

Last updated: May 22, 2014

Countries:
Notes:
none
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Catie Graver & Robbile Laird
Mobe May 19 and 20th. Gulfport MS.
Demobe June 15 & 16, St. Petersburg FL.